Fylde Cricket Club

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About

Founded: 1810
Joined Competition: Joined League 1922
President: William G Robinson
Website: http://www.fyldecc.co.uk/
Play-Cricket Site: http://fyldecc.play-cricket.com/
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Officials

Chairman Garry Hebblethwaite
   
Secretary Geoffrey Farnworth
  271A Blackpool Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7QT
  Tel: 01253-883312; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
Treasurer Anne MacLaren
  4 Mill View, Victoria Road East, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3SP
  Tel: 01253-827354; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
League Reps Garry Hebblethwaite, Anthony Ellison
   
Club Welfare Officer Imogen Wills, Amanda Ardron
   
Junior Fixture 
Co-Ordinator
Nigel Rhodes
  Tel: 01253-882488; Mob: 07968-729943; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
   
   

History

 

Taken from 2002 League Centenary Brochure

Fylde Cricket Club, founded in the early 19th century, is one of the oldest clubs in Lancashire. Our archives provide a fascinating picture of a Victorian village cricket club, a minimum of bureaucracy and a maximum of recreation. Some of the minute books make fascinating reading recording wages for the professional, the purchase of new ‘Canon’ bats at four shillings each and evidence of the various fixtures we played as far afield as Crewe and Bootle. We had fixtures against Garstang and Thornton way back in the 1880’s which may come as a surprise to those clubs judging from their foundation dates in the hand book.

The club played on two home grounds before the move to Moorland Road in 1901. This plot of land was originally Crown property and was leased to the Fitzherbert Brockholes family in 1562. They donated the ground to the National Playing Fields Association in 1946 who in 1976 passed it on to the trustees of the club for the playing of cricket in perpetuity.

In the early years Fylde played club cricket and was at times known as Fylde Wanderers and was usually run with the local ‘Worthies’ at the helm. We joined the league in 1922 and enjoyed many happy seasons winning friends in lieu of trophies. We won the Loxham Cup in the early 70’s but with the blossoming of some of our juniors and the advent of some gifted senior players, the flood gates opened in the 1980’s winning the Shield and the Meyler on several occasions. The second eleven also added to the trophy collection winning the respective competitions on a number of times. We formed third and fourth teams and played and enjoyed many happy and productive years in the Fylde League providing a bridge between junior and senior league cricket.

The junior section has been the life blood of the club and although we have had a couple of lean years in this, the Centenary year, we are back where we belong in divisions ‘A’ and ‘C’ and our Sunday League side - with a minimum of eight teenagers - have won their league for the last two years.

With their fine facilities Fylde remains essentially a family club and all have contributed to our success and longevity. The Ladies’ section have never faltered with their superb teas and money-making events which have accumulated thousands of pounds over the years and has much to do with the current prosperity of the club.

Trophies

Trophy Name Awarded For Won in
Palace Shield Premier Division (A) Winner  1985, 1986, 1987
Palace Cup Premier Division (A) Runner Up 1941, 1955, 1990, 1991
Fylde Cup Division One (B) Winner 2001, 2007
Deveney Cup Division One (B) Runner Up 1970, 1980, 2004
Barcroft Cup Division Two (C) Winner 1981, 1985, 1986
William Sharples Cup Division Two (C) Runner Up 1977, 1984, 1992, 2009
Shaw Cup Division Three (D) Winner 1974, 2004
Langton Birley Cup Division Three (D) Runner Up 2001, 2005, 2008
Bernard Vanner Trophy Division Five Runner Up 2008
Moore & Smalley Trophy Sunday Division (F) Winner 2016
Meyler Cup Winner of Meyler Cup KO 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991
Steven Kennedy Cup Runner Up in Meyler Cup KO 1936, 1957, 1978
Loxham Cup Winner of Loxham Cup KO 1972, 1977, 1982, 1989, 1992
British Aerospace Cup Runner Up in Loxham KO 1981
T20 Runners Up Runners Up in T20 Cup 2004
  Under 10s Winners 2012
Tony Poxon Trophy Under 11s Winners 2013
Highfield Trophy Under 11s Runners Up 2006
Fred H. Alty Trophy Under 13s Runner Up 2003
Tom Jenkins Trophy Under 15s Winner 1983
Jim Gledhill Trophy Under 15s Runner Up 1981, 1990, 2005
Trevor Wilde Trophy Under 15s Plate Runner Up 2016
Under 15 Bowl Under 15 Bowl Winner  2013
Courtaulds Trophy Under 17 Runners Up 1984, 1985, 1993
Bob Millward Trophy Fair Play Winners 2007

Key to notes
sun - The Sunday Competition has had various formats. 1996-2005 - Divison F, 2006-2007 - Two Sections, 2008 Decided by Playoff, 2009- Two Divisions
jw - Joint Winner

Directions

Fylde Cricket Club

Moorland Road
Poulton-Le-Fylde
FY6 7EU

Tel. 07507-827127 (Club) 
      07973-143808 (Groundsman)

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